Pray to St. Anthony

Prayer to St. Anthony

Anthony, through your teaching and preaching you bore witness to the loving presence of God in all of creation.  Now that you have come into the fullness of the kingdom, pray for us that our lives might also proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to all humanity.

V. Pray for us, St. Anthony
R. Help us become worthy of the promise of Christ.

Almighty, Eternal God, you have given your people St. Anthony as an outstanding preacher and intercessor in times of need.  Grant that with his help we may follow in the example of Christian living and experience your support in all adversities.  We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

The Miraculous Responsory or “Si Quaeris

This prayer of praise in honor of St. Anthony was composed by St. Bonaventure.  It is sung frequently in the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua and every Tuesday throughout the world.

If then you ask for miracles,
Death, error, all calamities,
Leprosy and demons fly,
And health succeeds infirmities.

The sea obeys and fetters break,
And lifeless limbs do you restore;
While treasures lost are found again,
When young and old your aid implore.

All dangers vanish at your prayer,
And direst need does quickly flee;
Let those who know your power proclaim,
Let Paduans say: these are of three.

To Father, Son, may glory be
And Holy Spirit, eternally.

Pray for us, blessed Anthony.
Make us worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.
Lord God, may the votive commemoration of blessed Anthony, your Confessor and Doctor, be a source of joy for your people.  May they always be strengthened with his spiritual assistance and deserve eternal rewards.  Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Chaplet of St. Anthony

The Chaplet of St. Anthony consists of thirteen Our Fathers, Hail Marys and Glorys in honor of the thirteen favors mentioned in the “Miraculous Responsory”.  The following invocation may be used before each Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory.

  1.  Most gracious St. Anthony, keep me from sin and enable me to persevere in good.
  2. (Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.)

  3. Great St. Anthony, keep whatever is uncharitable far from me.
  4. (Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.)

  5. Dear St. Anthony, make mine a true, lasting and vibrant faith.
  6. (Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.)

  7. Good St. Anthony, banish from my heart all that would cloud God’s love.
  8. (Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.)

  9. St. Anthony, encouraged by your gentleness, help me to grow in genuine conversion of heart.
  10. (Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.)

  11. St. Anthony heal me.  Obtain for me true love of God and health of mind and soul.
  12. (Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.)

  13. St. Anthony, with my Guardian Angel, guide me through the perils of this life and keep me safe.
  14. (Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.)

  15. St. Anthony, protect me from the devil’s temptations and obtain for me God’s help.
  16. (Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.)

  17. St. Anthony, healer of the sick, preserve my life and grant me blessings of good health.
  18. (Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.)

  19. Saint of miracles, finder of lost things, help me to discover what is truly important in my life.
  20. (Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.)

  21. St. Anthony, my helper and friend of God, be my defense and security in times of doubt.
  22. (Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.)

  23. St. Anthony and friend of God, I ask your intercession at God’s throne for divine grace.
  24. (Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.)

  25. St. Anthony, I join with you now and with the whole company of heaven in praising the Father, Son and Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen.
  26. (Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.)

 

Prayer to St. Anthony of Padua

O Loving St. Anthony, you were a special witness of God’s power and love in your day.  Hear us now as we seek your powerful intercession in our time.  We lift up our prayers for all families.  Help them to grow in their faith; may they persevere in unity, love, and peace.  Bless our children, protect our young people, and be a companion to those in their senior years.  Help them when they are tested by sickness, suffering, loneliness, or whenever they experience loss in their lives.  Help all of us in our daily struggles, giving us hope and peace.  Pray for us, St. Anthony, so that we may continue to grow in God’s love.  Intercede for us through Christ our Lord!  Amen.